Luxury Vinyl Flooring Planks And Tile

The most popular and fastest growing flooring type on the market today is Luxury Vinyl Plank or Tile. LVP (wood look) and LVT (tile look) for short. But why has this type of flooring gained so much of the market and does it deserve it? In this article, we will examine what makes luxury vinyl… Read more »

Is This Good Carpet For My Stairs?

Today Camille writes: Hello, I am purchasing a remnant of Shaw carpeting from a local carpet store (to be installed by them) for the stairs from my main to second floor. I have never purchased carpet and I am a bit confused regarding proper type. The carpet is synthetic – polyester and a Texture with a slight… Read more »

How to Repair Lifting Edges On Vinyl Tile

How to Repair Lifting Edges On Vinyl Tile

Vinyl peel and stick tiles are an easy do-it-yourself friendly type of project, but what do you do if the edges start lifting up? Simple re-glue them. If you aren’t sure how to do this then read on for step by step instructions on how to repair lifting edges on vinyl tile.

How To Calculate Paint Quantity For Any Project

How To Calculate Paint Quantity For Any Project

Quick and Easy Tip: How to calculate paint for any project! When it comes to painting projects, how do you figure out how much paint you’ll need? Most of us probably ask the clerk at the paint desk how much we should get. And normally this is fine, but what if the clerk is new… Read more »

Help With Choosing Granite or Quartz Countertops

Today Mitch writes: I’m picking out new countertops, but I am not sure which one is the best choice.Granite or Quartz? Please help! Mitch, if I had a dollar for every time I got asked that question. . . I wouldn’t be a millionaire, but I would definitely be a couple hundred dollars richer! When it… Read more »

Edge Painting Tips

Wall Edge Painting Tips

Today Eddie writes: Help! I always mess up on the edges when I’m painting. Do you have any painting tips that could help me out? Any advice is appreciated. Eddie, as you well know, painting is not as easy as it appears on home improvement shows. But that’s probably just because we don’t have a highly… Read more »

Red Paint

How Many Coats Of Red Paint Are Needed?

Today April writes: Dear Diva, I bought this beautiful color of red paint for my dining room and after painting two coats on the wall it looks nothing like the sample! It’s an ugly pinkish hue!  What happened? I’m not a newbie but this is my first dark color. Did I buy bad paint or… Read more »

Vanity Cabinet

Refinishing Or Replacing Your Bathroom Vanity Cabinet

Today Carissa writes: Dear Diva, I’ve lived in my house for 4 years now and I can’t take my master bathroom any longer! It’s fixtures are old and I’m ready for a re-do! Problem is, my budget isn’t very big. I have given it a lot of thought, and I think if I change the bathroom… Read more »

Wire Vs Wood

Help Choosing Between ClosetMaid Closet Organizers

Today  Carmen writes: Dear Diva, My New Year’s resolution is to get more organized! Thus far I’ve organized my kitchen and pantry, but now I need to move onto the closet in my master bedroom. There is tons of space, but I’m a little hesitate to begin. I’m looking at going with a ClosetMaid do-it-yourself… Read more »

In Floor Heating Mats: Are They Worth It?

Are In-Floor Heating Mats Worth It?

Today Margaret writes: Dear Diva, I live in a very cold climate and I am tired of my feet getting cold! Do you think those in floor heating mats are a good idea? Because they sure sound nice!  What brand would you recommend and do you have any install suggestions? Thanks Margaret, you are definitely not… Read more »

  • Green Flooring Options

    Green Flooring Options

    If you’re considering new flooring, why not go green? You can do good for the environment and stay on budget by considering these best value green flooring options: Go green with bamboo! Bamboo flooring is a great eco-friendly flooring option because it is made of a renewable resource.  Since bamboo is actually a grass it… Read more »

  • Energy Efficient Shades For Windows

    Energy Efficient Shades For Windows

    Do you have a room of your house that you avoid during the summer because it gets too hot? Can you feel the heat radiating in from the windows? If you answered yes to both of these questions, it’s time to consider new energy efficient shades for Windows. You don’t have to avoid sections of your… Read more »

  • Cheap Home Decorating Ideas

    Cheap Home Decorating Ideas

    Everyone dreams big when it comes to making over their home. And there is absolutely nothing wrong with that! But if your budget is limited, you may want to consider some cheap home decorating ideas that can still make a big difference and be light on your budget. This way you don’t have to feel… Read more »

  • How To Measure For Tile Backsplash

    How To Measure For Tile Backsplash

    Today Overwhelmed in Portland writes: Dear Diva, I’m not that handy but I want to put up a tile backsplash. My main problem though is that I’m not sure how to measure for tile backsplash. I’ve read a bunch of how to’s but no one says how to measure. Please help! Measuring for tile backsplash is… Read more »

  • New Behr Premium Plus Ultra Paint

    Behr Premium Plus Ultra Paint Project Revisited

    Today Tammy writes: Hi, I just read your post about you using Behr premium plus ultra paint and primer on you kitchen island last year.  After a year, how is the Behr premium plus ultra paint holding up? I am painting some new bare wood furniture this week and purchased the Behr paint and primer but… Read more »

  • Tips For Painting Stripes

    Tips For Painting Stripes

    Today, Violet writes: I really need some tips for painting stripes in my living room. I’ve seen it done and it looks fabulous, but I am scared to do it myself! It looks like a lot of work, is there an easy way to paint stripes on a wall? There aren’t any easy tips for painting stripes… Read more »

  • Most Popular Granite Colors

    Most Popular Granite Colors

    Today Sandra asks: Diva, what are the most popular granite colors these days? There are so many out there, I find the entire thing really overwhelming! Thanks There are plethora of popular granite colors available, that’s for sure. What’s popular in one area of the country may not be popular in another.  Add to that… Read more »

  • Installing Kitchen Cabinets

    Installing Kitchen Cabinets

    Today Cheri writes: I am going to remodel my kitchen myself and I have read that there is a great deal of money to save in putting together and installing kitchen cabinets yourself. I’ve never done anything like this before, how do I know if I can handle this project myself? Yes, there definitely is money… Read more »